When folks talk about the innovation and uniqueness of Radiohead, they are usually speaking about the music. In my opinion, nearly as important as Yorke & Co.'s musical output have been their amazing contributions to the art form of music video.
Like their albums, Radiohead's accompanying visuals are always compelling, exciting, and boundary-stretching. Having said that, I'm thrilled to hear the news that Radiohead: The Best Of DVD will be released here on June 3.
Check out this impressive line-up of songs and directors:
1. Creep (directed by Brett Turnbull)
2. Anyone Can Play Guitar (directed by Dwight Clarke)
3. Pop Is Dead (directed by Dwight Clarke)
4. Stop Whispering (directed by Jeff Plansker)
5. My Iron Lung (directed by Brett Turnbull)
6. High and Dry (UK version) (directed by David Mould)
7. High and Dry (US version) (directed by Paul Cunningham)
8. Fake Plastic Trees (directed by Jake Scott)
9. Just (directed by Jamie Thraves)
10. Street Spirit (Fade Out) (directed by Jonathan Glazer)
11. Paranoid Android (directed by Magnus Carlsson)
12. Karma Police (directed by Jonathan Glazer)
13. No Surprises (directed by Grant Gee)
14. Pyramid Song (directed by Shynola)
15. Knives Out (directed by Michel Gondry)
16. I Might Be Wrong (directed by Sophie Muller)
17. Push Pulk / Spinning Plates (directed by Johnny Hardstaff)
18. There There (directed by Chris Hopewell)
19. Go To Sleep (directed by Alex Rutterford)
20. Sit Down Stand Up (directed by Ed Holdsworth)
21. 2+2=5 (Live at Belfort Festival) (directed by Fabien Raymond)
If I were curating a film festival of my favorite video directors, I could cut and paste from the above list and be satisfied that I had the world's best.
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More info on Radiohead: The Best Of here.
Buy the DVD at the Radiohead Store.
Official Radiohead Site.
Radiohead - Karma Police Video (directed by Jonathan Glazer):
Radiohead - "Videotape (Live BBC)" mp3